Doctor's: Sandblasted Horn with Bamboo

Product Number: 002-630-0057

After double-checking to ensure that this briar was, in fact, sandblasted, I realized the reason for my confusion was in the block's orientation. Instead of the typical, trumpeting arrangement of concentric growth rings rising to meet the rim, Roman's instead oriented the block so that said rings actually travel from aft-to-fore at the bowl, lending it a neat ripple effect. The sandblasted texture offers a bit more whimsy, while the lines of grain gesture toward the smooth-polished rim. Going one further, the imaginative carver made use of a single, gnarled knuckle of bamboo, framed and adorned with a bead of polymerized organics, and followed it with a gentle slip of a tapered stem. A seriously stellar nosewarmer on all fronts.

- Daniel Bumgardner
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 3.80 in./96.52 mm.
  • Weight: 1.44 oz./40.82 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.84 in./46.74 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.89 in./48.01 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Horn
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Russia
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